دکتر امین الوانچی

Amin Alvanchi

 

EDUCATION

 

Jan 2007- Sep 2011

Ph.D., Hole School of Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Civil and

Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

 

Supervisor: Dr. Simaan AbouRizk (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta; NSERC Industrial Chair in Construction Engineering and Management)

 

Co-supervisor:   Dr.   SangHyun   Lee   (Assistant   Professor,   Department   of   Civil   and

Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Thesis  research:  Incorporating  the  Effects  of  Complex  Dynamic  Interactions  in  the

Construction Decision Making Process

 

 

1999 – 2002 M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Supervisor: Dr. Amir Albadvi (Associate Professor, Department of  Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)

Thesis  Research:  An  assessment  of  implementing  Enterprise  Resource  Planning  (ERP) Systems in manufacturing companies of Iran

1995 – 1999  B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering/System Analysis, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Jan 2013 – Present

Assistant  Professor  at  the  Department  of  Civil  Engineering,  Sharif  University  of

Technology, Tehran, Iran

Courses: Contract administration, Project planning and control methods, Construction operation simulation, Computer applications in construction management, Project and construction management, System dynamics

Areas of research: Building information modeling, Contract Administration, Construction

Operation Simulation, Project Management Systems, Sustainability in Construction

NCERC Industrial R&D Fellowship, Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd., Edmonton, Canada

Worked on Integrated Safety and Quality Management System

Developed Behavior Based Safety Observation System

Developed an Automated Preventive Maintenance System

     Invited Lecturer for teaching a crash Construction Simulation Course, at the graduate level, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Teaching  Assistant,  Research  Assistant  and  Research  Projects  Coordinator, Hole School of Construction Eng. and Mgmt., Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Taught  Construction  Contract  Administration,  Design  and  Analysis  of  Construction

Operations  Using  Discrete  Event  Simulation,  Construction  Estimating,  Planning  and

Control, and Statics

Involved in a variety of academic and industrial research projects

Supervised BSc students in civil engineering

2004-2006           Lecturer in a series of workshops in Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran, Science and Technology University and for several Industrial companies, Tehran, Iran

Lecture on “How to use ComfarIII software for industrial feasibility studies”

Lecture on “How to use MS Project for project control”

2002-2005           University Lecturer Department of Industrial Engineering, Shomal University, Amol, Iran

Taught  a  range  of  undergraduate  courses  such  as  System  Dynamics,  Basis  of

Simulation, Project Control, Computer Information Systems, Inventory Control

Supervised 10 undergraduate level theses

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

Head  of  BIM  implementation  supervisory  team  in  the  Civil  Engineering  building expansion at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Head of project consultant team in the national project of BIM implementation in the public construction projects.

Head of BIM implementation supervisory team in the Iran Mall tower construction project, Tehran, Iran.

Member of project surveillance system development team for Urmia lake restoration projects

project  Manager  of   Integrated  Management  System  Project   at  Waiward  Steel Fabricators Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Planned, implemented and controlled continuous improvements in the construction projects. Designed and developed automated maintenance system and safety behavioral based observation (BBO) system using M.S. Access database. Led the Company’s efforts on developing integrated management system.

 Member  of  train  tunnel  construction  simulation  team  for  Edmonton  municipality, Edmonton, Canada.

  Member  of  pipeline  project  simulation team  for  North-American construction  group, Edmonton, Canada.

Project  Manager  of   Integrated  Management  System  Project   at  Waiward  Steel Fabricators Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Planned, implemented and controlled continuous improvements in the construction projects. Designed and developed automated maintenance system and safety behavioral based observation (BBO) system using M.S. Access database. Led the Company’s efforts on developing integrated management system.

2004-2006           Managing Director and Project Manager at PouyaParto Engineering Co, Tehran, Iran.

Some selected projects can be listed as:

Optimization of Material and Product Storage Layout, Mazandaran Wood and Paper

Industry

Project Planning and Control for the National Project of Intelligent Fuel Cards

Feasibility Study on Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF) Yarn Plant

Design of Shop Layout Expansion for Iran Tin Co

Mineral Oil Plant Pre-Feasibility Study

Multi-Layer Mosaic Plant Feasibility Study

Prefabricated Wall Plant Feasibility Study

Granite and Marble Slab Plant Feasibility Study

Project Planning and Control for Mineral Water Plant

2002-2004           Head  of  Engineering  Group  and  Project  Manager  at  Petrochemical  Down  Stream Industries Development Co (PDSID), Tehran, Iran. Conducted different feasibility and pre- feasibility studies on petrochemical products including: Vinyl Acetate, Poly Ethylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polystyrene, Acetaldehyde, Formaldehyde

 

1999-2001           System Analyst at Nazmafarin Co, Tehran, Iran. Analyzed, designed, and supervised the development of  the  Integrated Maintenance and  Repair  system  at  Arak  Petrochemical Complex

 

Feb-Jul 1999        Engineer at Shetabkar Co, Tehran, Iran. Participated in the implementation of the Statistical

Process Control project in an auto motor parts production line.

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